Henergy seeks merger

Henergy seeks merger

Hens in a barn at Henergy Eggs. PHOTOS/FILE Move comes before 2022 legislation ‘Better Eggs’ to come out of merger ARTHUR HAWKES arthur.hawkes@age.co.nz The Commerce Commission has received a clearance application from three national egg producers, one based in...

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Confidence leads to success

Confidence leads to success

Mel Keatch, hub co-ordinator for Dress for Success. PHOTOS/LISA URBANI Lisa Urbani The Masterton branch of ‘Dress for Success’ moved to new premises in Worksop Rd, and hub co-ordinator, Mel Keatch said she has a lot of empathy and compassion for the women they help....

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Boat moored on fence

Boat moored on fence

Boat and trailer uncoupled and on a fence. PHOTO/SUPPLIED KAREN COLTMAN karen.coltman@age.co.nz A boat careered off High St in Carterton on Sunday afternoon and landed on top of a resident’s fence just after 4.30pm. Two people who came outside after hearing a loud...

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Bicycle history donated

Bicycle history donated

Frank Clavis in his Masterton workshop, with one of the new run of Pantha BMX bikes. PHOTO/ARTHUR HAWKES ARTHUR HAWKES arthur.hawkes@age.co.nz A BMX bike, built by the iconic New Zealand company Pantha, has been donated to Central Wairarapa BMX Club. It’s to be...

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‘Horrendous’ traffic jam

‘Horrendous’ traffic jam

Traffic at a standstill on SH2 mid-morning on Monday. PHOTO/KAREN COLTMAN KAREN COLTMAN karen.coltman@age.co.nz By 10.30am on Monday traffic had been at a standstill for nearly an hour on SH2 just north of Carterton up to Waingawa Bridge and south from Masterton....

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Skydiving identity and company face charges

Skydiving identity and company face charges

Marty Lloyd. PHOTO/FILE Double fatal mid-air collision Charges laid just before the deadline ARTHUR HAWKES arthur.hawkes@age.co.nz Charges have been laid by the Civil Aviation Authority of New Zealand related to the double-fatality mid-air plane collision that...

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Salary slash boosts grants

Salary slash boosts grants

Anna Beetham in her office at The Core, Carterton’s health and well-being hub. PHOTO/ARTHUR HAWKES ARTHUR HAWKES arthur.hawkes@age.co.nz Carterton District Council has awarded small business grants to 11 successful applicants, with many of them using their funds to...

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The great vape debate

The great vape debate

Vaping is becoming a ‘big issue’ for Wairarapa youth. PHOTO/STOCK.ADOBE.COM KAREN COLTMAN karen.coltman@age.co.nz With the passing of the Environments and Regulated Products [Vaping] Amendment Bill imminent, the mood on the street is that vaping is harmful, pointless,...

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Event calendar back on track

Event calendar back on track

March's 121 dance music festival, in South Wairarapa, was one of the final big events in the area before the covid-19 lockdown. PHOTO/FILE MARCUS ANSELM marcus.anselm@age.co.nz Major social events are set to return to Wairarapa’s social calendar for 2021. The teams...

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Economic pinch is yet to come

Economic pinch is yet to come

An artist's impression of the Eco Reef system, proposed for a trial on South Wairarapa's coastline. PHOTO/SOUTH WAIRARAPA DISTRICT COUNCIL MARCUS ANSELM marcus.anselm@age.co.nz Positive signs of Wairarapa’s economy holding up are being threatened by the looming end of...

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Milner’s new role in conservation

Milner’s new role in conservation

David Milner from Masterton has been appointed to one of New Zealand’s 15 conservation boards. PHOTO/BIOHERITAGE ARTHUR HAWKES arthur.hawkes@age.co.nz David Milner of Masterton has been appointed to one of New Zealand’s 15 conservation boards [Tongariro/Taupo] as part...

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Homes for People eyeing up region

Homes for People eyeing up region

Left to right, Palmerston North city councillor Vaughan Dennison, Green Party co-leader Marama Davidson, Darren and Cheri Birch. PHOTO/SUPPLIED KAREN COLTMAN karen.coltman@age.co.nz Palmerston North-based organisation Homes for People is keen on building affordable...

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Wait list still not compliant

Wait list still not compliant

Wairarapa Hospital’s orthopaedic wait list has halved since lockdown. PHOTO/FILE But orthopaedic surgeon recruitment on track EMILY IRELAND emily.ireland@age.co.nz Post-lockdown, more than 100 people were expected to wait more than four months for orthopaedic surgery...

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Tourism boom strikes

Tourism boom strikes

PHOTO/FILE Wairarapa’s winter visitor numbers peak at 15,000 ARTHUR HAWKES arthur.hawkes@age.co.nz Wairarapa visitor numbers peaked at more than 15,000 people on one day of the school holidays, data from Tourism New Zealand and Data Ventures shows. The year-on-year...

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